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Computer Labs

Computer Help Desk & Labs

HCC’s open computer study labs, located in DH-110 and CL-129, are available for registered credit and ESL students and alumni with current HCC login credentials. Want to get started?
  • Choose a computer and log in using your HCC Login ID and password. Check with lab staff if you need further information or help with logging in.
  • Our labs are staffed by lab consultants and help desk technicians who are happy to assist you with software, hardware and technology questions or problems.
  • Due to our "quiet rule" and limited staff, we cannot provide personal tutoring.  We also cannot help students complete assigned class work. 
  • Students who need special access computers, such as raised desk stations, PCs with scanners or stations with specialized software (Adobe Design, AutoDesk, for example): please ask staff to assist you.  Note that staff may relocate you if you are using one of the special access stations for routine work when a student needs the specialized access. 
  • If you require assistance or accommodations in the computer study lab, please see the lab staff or contact the Technology Help Desk in advance to discuss your needs.

Refer to the Learning Assistance Center for information about tutoring for help with your studies. 

Important Note: We install software that automatically logs off the user after 10 minutes of inactivity. Personal files unsaved, or saved on the PC, are deleted when the computer reboots or the student logs off. Therefore, we recommend that you save your work frequently to your personal USB flash drive or in your GoogleApps folder. Files saved in GoogleApps folders are accessible via the Internet, on or off campus.  You can also email files to yourself.

  • Lab Rules

    We strive to provide a quiet academic environment where students can study, practice skills presented in class, and complete homework assignments. Cell phone usage, food and beverages are not permitted in the computer labs. Please review the rest of the lab rules so you know our expectations for student conduct. Serious or repetitive violations of lab rules will be reported to the vice president of Student Services for disciplinary review. Our computer labs are equipped with cameras for student safety and security.

    Individual recreational computer use is permitted, but students working on assignments are given priority to computers when the lab is full. Additional computers for students are located in the Learning Assistance Center, the HCC Library, the Cafe on the Quad, the lounge area outside of Student Life (SA201), the Athletic and Fitness Center and the DH first floor lounge.

  • Lab Hours and Locations


    Duncan Hall 110: Spring Term Hours  (Location)

    Monday to Thursday:   

    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m


    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


    Clark Library 129: Spring Term Hours  (Location)

    Monday to Thursday:   

    8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m




  • Computer Lab Closings



    April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019 – Spring Break

    May 27, 2019  Memorial Day



    April 15, 2019 - April 18, 2019 – Open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM during Spring Break

    May 27, 2019  Memorial Day

  • Computer Lab Equipment
    • HCC computer labs feature the following equipment:
    • Microsoft pcs using Windows 10
    • CD/DVD-RW
    • USB ports for personal flash drives
    • High-speed Internet access
    • Some raised desk stations for accessibility
    • Black and White printers
    • Scanners

    Note: Students should bring personal headsets for audio.

  • Computer Lab Software

    HCC computer labs have the following software available to students:

    • Microsoft Office 2016 Suite
    • Art, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Health, Math, Office Technology and Science & Technology applications
    • Internet browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari)
    • Media players
    • Specialized software such as AutoDesk, QuickBooks, and Adobe Design suite
  • Laptop Loans

    Students whose accounts are in good standing may borrow a laptop at no charge for up to 48 hours in the computer lab in Room CL-129. Students will need to come in to discuss the terms and conditions of the laptop loan program with a Help Desk Technician. Laptops are configured with Microsoft Office and wireless internet on campus.

  • Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

    When you register for classes at HCC, you agree to abide by certain rules and regulations when using college technology resources. For more information, read the full policy online or pick up a copy of the Student Handbook in the office of Student Life (SA201).

  • Employment in the Lab

    If you are interested in working in one of the college computer study labs, please print this form, fill it out and turn it in to the lab staff. When we have openings, we will contact you. We usually hire new hourly staff a few weeks prior to the beginning of fall and spring semesters, if needed.

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